installing suse 8.2 with an old bios.
Posted 26 November 2003 - 11:37 AM
Is there a way to burn a cd copy with aspi fored to on?
What are the parameters for installing the realtek 8139 card?
My future Linux server is at the moment a win2000 server, can I copy the linux files tree to this server, boot my Pc using the Linux boot cd, and install from the network? The c: partition is NTFS.
Really appreciate your help!
Posted 27 November 2003 - 12:40 AM
NTFS is only supported read only, if at all in SuSE 8.2. You may want to check out the 9.0 version boot image iso, which was just released. This may have better NTFS support. See the news section of this site for details. Distrowatch also has a howto section in their most recent newsletter for version 9.0, that may be of some help.
Posted 27 November 2003 - 10:43 AM
I will try the 9.0 boot image.
Posted 28 November 2003 - 04:13 AM
A good howto is located at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/archive/5/2003/08/3/71137.
If I am able to install, I will let you know.
Posted 28 November 2003 - 02:08 PM
I had a thought. If the 8139too module does not work, trey the one just before that one, especially if you have an older Realtek card.
For acpi, when you get the initial SuSE install login screen, scroll down to the manual install option. You will note that there is a cursor at the bottom. Type in the cursor area pci=acpi. See if that works. Then try the install, first loading the 8139too module. If this fails, try the Realtek one just before the 8139too one.